Words about images…

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”

“A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words.”

“Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer – and often the supreme disappointment.”

“There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.”

~ Ansel Adams (1902 – 1984 :: Adams is a photographer who needs no introduction! He is widely recognised as being one of the greatest landscape photographers, and greatest photographers, ever known)


“Anybody can be a great photographer if they zoom in enough on what they love.”

~ David Bailey (English fashion and portrait photographer)


“The best images are the ones that retain their strength and impact over the years, regardless of the number of times they are viewed.”

“I think that emotional content is an image’s most important element, regardless of the photographic technique. Much of the work I see these days lacks the emotional impact to draw a reaction from viewers, or remain in their hearts.”

~ Anne Geddes (Geddes is known for her distinctive, stylised photographs of babies, which often incorporate floral imagery)


“Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.”

~ Don McCullin (McCullin is a documentary photographer known for his war images, and images of urban and impoverished lifestyles)


“If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough.”

“The pictures are there, and you just take them.”

~ Robert Capa (1913 – 1954 :: Capa was a Hungarian photojournalist known for his war photography. He is perhaps best known for photographing key events during World War II, including the D-Day landings)

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